Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Daisy's Winter Wardrobe, Dress One

My Daisy had definite ideas of her own: winter dresses, stat, and no negotiating in the fabric store. We came home with her four choices in fabrics and got to work. She stuck to a very close palette of blues and browns.


I actually was fascinated by this process. She has long observed *every* detail of dress, and regaled us at age three with excessively complicated descriptions of the costumes at a musical she attended. I mean, she was throwing around the terms empire waist, pleats, and square collar.

So no surprise that she knew what she wanted in her winter wardrobe.


Some turquoise buttons down the back of this soft, fine corduroy. Elbow sleeves. Peter Pan collar. Plain hem.


Made from (the out of print, I think) Butterick 6487, with a few modifications to please her highness.

28 comments:

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Can't wait to see the rest! Sounds like Daisy is well on the way to being a solid woman!

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning! She must be a complete joy to sew for; and how blessed she is to have a mom who can!

Cynthia said...

Both the dress and Daisy are absolutely gorgeous!

Ms. Dale said...

Daisy, your choice of fabrics is quite pleasing according to the first one..love the printed corduroy with the buttons down the back...perfect for the beautiful young lady you are becoming!! There is nothing quite so rewarding as sewing for daughters who appreciate it...
Waiting for the next one..
Ms. Dale in Ms.

Farrah said...

I do so wish it would be fashionable again for ladies to wear dresses with peter pan collars! I adore the fabric. Madamoiselle Daisy has great taste!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

She has great taste. What a lovely dress.

Sheila said...

Very sweet...would she consider some cowgirl boots with that dress? :)

Caroline said...

She's such a cutie pie! I love the colors in that fabric.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

She's a beautiful girl, who wears beautiful well, nice sewing, mama! I loved corduroys when my little ones were here, and I loved sewing for them, too! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next, and the fabrics she chose!
XOXO
Joni
(The buttons down the back are too sweet!)

Autumn Elizabeth said...

Aww! Daisy is so cute! Wonderful dress. :) That's adorable that she knows exactly what she wants, and exactly what it's called.

~Autumn

Anonymous said...

Darling dress, darling girl!

Hana - Marmota said...

She clearly knows well what she wants! And she knows what's pretty! And she has the wonderful mother who can make it for her. :-)

Lisa said...

Isn't that funny - wait till she's old enough to sew - what will happen then???
I wouldn't mind that dress for myself; it's very pretty.

Lisateresa

Katie said...

Lovely dress for a lovely little girl!

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Lovely! I think you may have a future seamstress in Daisy. She not only knows her terms, but has a fine eye for fabric. Good for her!

Rachel said...

So Precious!

Val said...

So pretty. I cannot tell you how happy I am that you are back blogging again, Anna. I look forward to reading this blog every morning, more than any other. Thank you!

Elisabeth Black said...

Oh for goodness sake. I die of the cuteness.

Love the dress.

Gillian said...

What a beautiful dress! She has truly one of the sweetest smiles I have ever seen :-)

Amanda said...

Too adorable! I love how she knows exactly what she wants! And is so lucky to have a momma that can make it for her!!

Polly said...

That first photo made me smile, seeing her smile!

I know a little girl like this. She's now 7, but as a preschooler she was extremely concerned with her wardrobing. She's our pastor's granddaughter and lives 3 hours away, so only comes to our church on occasion. But each time she'd make remarks about what I wore last time--could have been months ago. "Last time you wore that brown skirt and those brown boots, I like those!" I was astonished at her memory! And when she was the flower girl in my sister's wedding, she was extremely particular about her sweet dress, the flowers, the basket, etc. So fun.

I think both Daisy and Scout have a future in dressmaking!

Margo said...

She certainly has excellent taste! I'm afraid my daughter would go the pink and purple route.

good_to_be_home said...

Very nice. I've always liked brown paired with color. She's an interesting little lady with a gift of fashion - sense!

Anonymous said...

Daisy has good taste!

jlynn said...

It sounds like you have a seamstress in the making. Blessed is the mother who has a daughter to sew with.

Barb Scott said...

I think our daughters would be soul sisters, I just finished a Little Red Riding Hood costume that was painstakingly researched by a very detail oriented 6 yr old. I was terrified. Luckily she loves it, which is more than I can say for the ill-fated Egyptian costume of '09.

Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries said...

I agree with jlynn: Blessed is the mother who has a daughter to sew with.

I am just now enjoying that blessing. I wish that I had taken the time to sew more while my daughters were little, maybe then, I would have enjoyed this particular joy sooner!

Daisy has a good eye and wonderful taste! You may just have a budding clothing designer there!

What a blessing she has to have a Mama who can sew for her and teach her so (sew) much!

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

Love it!

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